FACTS OF THE DAY

19 September

Wads of shredded €500 notes worth tens of thousands of pounds have been found clogging up the lavatories of banks and restaurants in Geneva.

time.com

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Marine biologists have discovered a group of 15 gloomy octopuses (formerly thought to be solitary animals) living together in a ‘city’ dubbed Octlantis.

qz.com

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Sending an object into space costs about $10,000 per pound.

atlasobscura.com

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People who walk slowly are more likely to die of heart disease.

independent.co.uk

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A grain of sand contains more atoms than there are grains of sand on earth.

youtube.com

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14,269 British army applicants are turned down on medical grounds each year.

telegraph.co.uk